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    I have replumbed several houses that have had the...

    I have replumbed several houses that have had the copper stolen. I NEVER recommend putting copper back in. Why help the crackheads twice? I use Viega Pureflow fittings with their built in crimp...
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    Once in a while, you remodel the joists while...

    Once in a while, you remodel the joists while you're at it. If you must, cut a piece out, and "head it off". Which means use the same dimension lumber to connect the cut ends of the joist to it's...
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    Can you get us a well illuminated shot of the...

    Can you get us a well illuminated shot of the underside?
  4. Excellent drawing! Moving that toilet is an...

    Excellent drawing! Moving that toilet is an issue-what Code is Florida under? That will determine the maximum distance from the toilet to the "Main stack", which you are calling "waste into septic...
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    pilot goes out with new thermocouple

    A gal I've done a little work for has a 7 yr old Richmond water heater. I've replaced the thermocouple but the pilot still goes out after a few hours. Any deas would be appreciated.
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    That sacrificial element is called an anode, and...

    That sacrificial element is called an anode, and I don't see the need in a stainless tank.
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    hj-Are there trap adaptors with female threads?...

    hj-Are there trap adaptors with female threads? I've always had to glue 'em up.
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    Herr Inspektor makes a good point. There is a...

    Herr Inspektor makes a good point. There is a copper-to-cpvc union that claims to handle that difference in expansion. I don't know if it is listed for direct burial.
  9. Beantown, I love internal wrenches but can't find...

    Beantown, I love internal wrenches but can't find good ones that last. Got a good brand name for me? Thanks!
  10. Drop of locktite...

    Drop of locktite...
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    I envy their physical condition-but not their...

    I envy their physical condition-but not their outfits ;^}
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    Could you please tell me what brand you have...

    Could you please tell me what brand you have there?
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    I'd say you've got the drain right. That fan...

    I'd say you've got the drain right. That fan support is, um, interesting. What about the metal fan support brackets-the type that telecope? They're only about 1/2 inch high.
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    That connection was surely leaking from day one....

    That connection was surely leaking from day one. All around poor workmanship. Terry, I like brass too. It's great for going from galv to copper. I thought I was the only one!
  15. That is one cool halftrack, Jimbo.

    That is one cool halftrack, Jimbo.
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    "Indigenous tools "? Yep, ad campaign.

    "Indigenous tools "? Yep, ad campaign.
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    It does seem simplest to replace the disposer. If...

    It does seem simplest to replace the disposer. If you don't want to do that Shacko's got your part pictured-also called a "branch tailpiece". In which case, that wire, which should be in flexible...
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    1-800-buy-moen

    1-800-buy-moen
  19. What you are calling the "funnel" type installs...

    What you are calling the "funnel" type installs with a smaller nut at the bottom, as opposed to the much bigger nut that requires huge channelocks or prefferably a special tool. I think the funnel is...
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    I love that style of sink! Patterned after the...

    I love that style of sink! Patterned after the "Integral spout" type where that bulge at the back was the spout. Kudos for keeping one of the rare ones going!
  21. Did this happen suddenly or slowly worsen over...

    Did this happen suddenly or slowly worsen over time? I ask that question a lot.
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    You may even find a local outfit to chromeplate...

    You may even find a local outfit to chromeplate that brass nipple for ya-there's one around here that charges about $10 for a really nice polishing and chrome plating job.
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    Why would you fail to replace an anode rod upon...

    Why would you fail to replace an anode rod upon removal of the spent one? My bald tire did it's job too-but I'm not driving on the rim. I'm with ballvalve on Waterheaterrescue.com. LOTS of edcation...
  24. Redwood that was WAY disrespectful.

    Redwood that was WAY disrespectful.
  25. It looks for all the world like copper cut with a...

    It looks for all the world like copper cut with a 10-12 TPI blade--a jabsaw or some such thing.
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